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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 10, 2011 7:18am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Tar Sands Oil Pipeline and How The Game is Played

The Big Picture, imo:

It's all about maintaining Cheap Energy, selling more Weapons, and making huge profits for the Military Industrial Complex's Ponzi-scheme. Most of the war machine's profits earned go to petrol businesses and military contractors. For example: Exxon-Mobil, BP, Chevron, Shell, Conoco-Phillips, Halliburton, Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, SAIC, Raytheon, Blackwater (Xe Services), etc. There are way too many to list here.

All Wall Street players in the one per cent club know how the game is played. Below is their Idiot's Guide for Hedge Fund Managers

"The Arms Industry"

Weapons is a HUGE Industry -- it's big business in the USA

This is a list of the ten countries with the highest defence budgets for the year 2008. The information is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Total world spending amounted to $1.321 trillion USD in 2008.

World's largest defense budgets

RankCountrySpending ($ b.)World Share (%)% of GDP, 2008
World Total1321.19100
1United States United States904.041.54.3
2People's Republic of China China84.95.82.0
3France France65.74.52.3
4United Kingdom United Kingdom65.34.52.5
5Russia Russia58.64.03.5
6Germany Germany46.83.21.3
7Japan Japan46.33.20.9
8Italy Italy40.62.81.7
9Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia38.22.68.2
10India India32.72.12.6
a SIPRI estimate

The units in the table below are so-called trend indicator values expressed in millions of US dollars at 1990s prices. These values do not represent real financial flows but are a crude instrument to estimate volumes of arms transfers, regardless of the contracted prices, which can be as low as zero in the case of military aid. Ordered by descending 2000-2009 values. The information is from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Current RankSupplier2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
1United States7220569450915596675066007394765860906795
5United Kingdom14841257915617118091580898710271024
11Sweden Sweden46830185515305537417367457353
15South Korea8165N/A10429489422880163

Today's Cheap Energy Prices Are Masking Tommorrow's High Costs

"Clean Coal"

Clean Coal is the biggest Myth of the 21st Century

Coal is Very DIRTY!

Coal mining using Moutain-top removal

retention pond wall collapse at Kingston Fossil (coal) Plant
"Cheap Natural Gas"

Hydraulic Fracturing FAQs


"Fracking" - Polluting Our Water Supply
• Google this term: -- Fracking Marcellus Shale
Tar Sands Oil
Peak Oil Crisis - the end of Cheap Oil


BP Oil spill - search Democracy Now Archives

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 10, 2011 7:46am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: How The Game is Played - new interview - David Crosby and Graham Nash

• 11 Nov 2011 - new interview with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez

Just days after performing at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in Lower Manhattan, the legendary musicians David Crosby and Graham Nash join Democracy Now live in their studio. For the duo, Occupy Wall Street is the latest in a number of causes they have supported in their historic careers stretching back nearly five decades. They are best known as founding members of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, a supergroup that performed at Woodstock and sold millions of records. Both are two-time inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Throughout their careers, politics has played a central role in their music. About the Occupy Wall Street movement, Crosby says: “There’s an awful lot of people who feel that they are not represented in Congress, that Congress has been bought by the large corporations, and that they are powerless and are getting the short end of the stick.”

Pay attention to what they say about Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Accidents.

Watch or Listen to this sixteen-minute interview